Circular to the Commandants of Regiments
New York March 27th [–April 17]1 1799
I send you herewith thirteen Setts of Rules and Regulations for the Recruiting service,2 one for each field Officer, and one for each Captain of a company. You will carefully fill the blanks according to the example in No 1.
The sooner you distribute these, the better, that the Officers may, by studying them, be prepared to enter upon the business of recruiting when the order shall be given for it which it is hoped will not be long delayed.
With great consideration I am Sir Your obed Servt:
LS, to Aaron Ogden, Lloyd W. Smith Collection, Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown, New Jersey; ADf, to William S. Smith, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
1. This letter was also sent to some commanding officers on April 17, 1799. See William Bentley to H, May 3, 1799; James Read to H, May 3, 1799 (both letters listed in the appendix to Volume XXIII).